We have launched two brand-new Messianic digital evangelism websites—About Messiah and Chosen People Answers—and we plan to expand their reach and add many new features and more content in the coming year.
About Messiah is our digital evangelism site geared toward a curious, secular Jewish audience that is open to the prospect of Jesus being the Jewish Messiah. The site consists of brief articles answering the common questions Jewish people have concerning belief in Jesus and features a live chat box so our missionaries can interact with them and answer their questions in real-time.
We envision About Messiah becoming the go-to site for Jewish questions about the Messiah. We are constantly adding more articles, and we have recently brought more writers to the project, which will allow for increased production of content. Additionally, we will be promoting the website and its content via social media and email to hundreds of unbelieving Jewish contacts.
Chosen People Answers is our Messianic apologetics website designed to reach a more studied Jewish audience that desires deeper explanations for belief in Jesus. The site features a growing collection of apologetics content, a massive library of Jewish and Christian texts, and an interactive design for user participation.
The beta version of Chosen People Answers is currently live, but we will soon be launching the full, improved version of the site. The future edition will include a complete progression tracking system, allowing users to interact with the material and earn achievements as they would in a video game. Enhancements will also contain fewer bugs, a live chat box for users to communicate directly with our digital missionaries, and more apologetics content. We have also included a user moderation system to reduce the possibility of disruptive behavior online and encourage friendly behavior in user participation.
Our new radio show, The Chosen People, is hosted by Chosen People Ministries president Dr. Mitch Glaser and Brooklyn branch leader Robert Walter. Weekly discussion topics include the Jewish holidays, Israel, prophecy, the Jewish roots of Christianity, and much more. The half-hour weekly show already airs on more than thirty radio stations across the United States. We hope to equip believers everywhere to share the gospel with Jewish people in ways that are Jewish-sensitive.
Please pray for us as we are still in the process of pioneering plans for other exciting projects! Here are just a few of them:
We are almost ready to launch an online lay Bible institute that will offer virtual courses explicitly geared toward equipping lay church leaders. Topics will include the Hebrew Scriptures, Israel’s relationship to the Church, biblical Hebrew and Greek, the Jewish roots of Christianity, Jewish evangelism, the Messiah in Judaism, Messianic apologetics, and much more. While accreditation is not yet possible, the institute will offer certificates in Jewish Evangelism, Jewish Roots, and Messianic Judaism. The staff of our very own Charles L. Feinberg Center for Messianic Jewish Studies will teach the courses.
We have also started developing a seeker-friendly Hebrew website addressing practical life questions and emotional issues that Israelis face, such as dating relationships, anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, and others. These are dialogues that naturally lead to more spiritual questions about God and Jesus. The website will also advertise and offer free e-books on these subjects.
Before the pandemic, we began working toward publishing a video teaching series on Right Now Media that will delve deeply into the Fall Feasts, Passover, and the Jewish roots of Christianity. We hope to complete this project in the coming months.
We are also planning to develop an innovative new ministry on the social media platform TikTok that reaches young people—believers and unbelievers—with spiritual, thought-provoking content in a familiar format.
The opportunities to reach people through digital evangelism are vast and growing daily. Your Mission to the Jewish People is committed to using every possible platform and medium to bring the gospel to the Jewish people.